Requirement as stated…Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)
Now our boys move up in dens on June 1st when summer school break and they technically move up in grade. The Pack AOL den wants to crossover in FEB…however the AOL den did nothing in June, July, August(none went to summer camp or showed up for Pack monthly activities) they had their first AOL den meeting the first of SEPT.
So in the above definition of ACTIVE I feel the den didn’t become Active until Sept. And as such March would be the 6 month date for the requirement. Needless to say the den leaders don’t see it that way…they say they became AOL on June 1 so 6 months would be December…however the requirements clearly state what ACTIVE is and clearly the den wasn’t active until Sept.
I don’t want scouts to be discouraged but also feel scouts need to complete requirements as stated…after all they are to be trustworthy and obedient and the requirement leaves no room for interpretation since is specifically gives the intended definition.